CLEO Tries: Heart-Shaped Blush
Earlier this week, Korean makeup guru PONY uploaded a tutorial on heart blush makeup. It’s an Instagram-friendly look that is super sweet and cutesy, but we doubt we can just show up for Sunday brunch looking like this. Here’s the step-by-step guide on how PONY created this look.
After watching her tutorial, the CLEO team couldn’t help but wonder if we could recreate it – and pull off the look. Here are the results.
Image: PONY’s Instagram
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“I was surprised to find that it’s actually an easy and fun look! I usually use a cushion blusher, so I had to use a brush to get the shape right.” – Leong Li Yuan, senior designer
“I generally shy away from cutesy makeup because it’s just not my style and heart-shaped blush is right up there with a capital C. It’s also not the easiest to achieve unless you’re good at drawing hearts. Using the Innisfree Smart Drawing Blusher was a massive help in getting this right because the brush helps you create perfect contours of the heart. In the end, I feel like it did give a softer feel to my makeup even though I was wearing quite a strong, matte lip – something not common in Korean makeup. ” – Smita DeSouza, beauty editor
“If you have acne scars like me, be warned that you won’t get nice, clear hearts. The heart looked nice on my right cheek that is less ridden with scars, but looks like a blob of pink on my left cheek. Would I wear this out? Considering no one can really tell those look like hearts, why not?” – Hidayah Idris, senior digital writer
“I got Hidayah to draw the hearts for me because it’s just something I don’t have the skillz (and patience) for. Not that she made me feel any more at ease – before drawing them on she told me to say a little prayer. Anyhow, this look isn’t really my thing but it’s still pretty cute. Best used on a new boyfriend IMHO.” – Adora Wong, writer
“This was easier than I thought it would be! I really like how it looks – it’s like you have a cutesy filter on IRL. Everyone just looks 10 times cuter with heart-shaped blush on. I’m actually considering doing this for Ultra Music Festival.” – Sophie Hong, senior features writer
“Adorable looks aren’t really my thing, but this heart-shaped blush look was too cute to pass up and it was also super easy to do. I think this would be a very fun look for a party!” – Rachel Tang, intern